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New indoor range in E. Vancouver!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by clearconscience, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    it looks more than just an indoor range, they offer move and shoot training... very cool.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've been wanting to find a place indoors that I can get my wife to take a beginner pistol class.
    And I've been wanting to get in and shoot more. Probably won't become a member because I just don't get to shoot that much
     
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    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    Right down the road from me...May have to swing by Monday or Tuesday and see what's what
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    There's a Brimstone gunsmithing there too, not sure if that's the guys from Amboy and they moved or they opened a 2nd location. Stopped in there once and they seems like good people. Both Vets.
     
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    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    I went and tried it out Thursday for 2 hrs. Very nice place you can shoot reloads the range officer even picked my brass up for me. You just have to buy there targets, I'm ok with that!
    Also it is the same Brimstone as in Amboy. I think he's moving it there. He'll be open 12/17 is what I was told.

    Stacy
     
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  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Stacy!

    I might have to check it out next weekend
     
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    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Is that is the same Brimstone that does the great work on 10/22 triggers? He has a great reputation on rimfirecentral.com and he does do very nice work.
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I tested some of his triggers at the amboy shop for ARs and they were damn nice. Wanted to get mine done, just never had money to throw at it.
     
  10. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    wicked close to me
     
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    HLS1 Portland Metro Member

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    They offer discounts on the range fees to Mil/LE/Vets and you can bring your own ammo up to .308. Can't wait to try it!
     
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    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    It will be interesting to see how/what they offer in Class III/NFA. I'm thinking it would be pretty hard to do anything full auto in WA state so it will probably be limited to Silencers and SBR.

    Still nice to see more gun businesses in SW WA. I hope they stay busy enough. The survival rate for firearm based businesses in SW WA is not very good.
     
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  13. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It's in WA so they can't touch FA firearms.
     
  14. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Wow...and I thought the pit was expensive. I guess this will be where one percenters go to shoot. Let's hope there are enough of those to keep them open.
     
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    HLS1 Portland Metro Member

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    You know of a cheaper range to shoot than $20 for a lane? Especially with that type of equipment. Please tell me if you do. Vancouver is a 30 minute drive for me.
     
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    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    There monthly memberships are outrageously priced. You just get a discount on a lane for what you get unlimited free access for at ranges like JC.

    If you get the even more expensive Gold package you get "free range time." Notice it doesn't say "free range access" or "unlimited free range time." I am hoping it would not be limited, but the way they word it seems suspect.
     
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    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I agree with PP. I haven't paid a daily fee at a range since I got my membership at Clark rifles several years ago.
     
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    HLS1 Portland Metro Member

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    That I agree with. The memberships seemed a little outrageous to me. I'm a member of JC but would like the ability to shoot at more than one distance and I like that I can bring in .223. I won't do a membership, but I will most likely check it out in the near future.
     
  19. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I suspect that it it worded as it is because their platinum (or something) membership gives you "priority access" to lanes so you would be able to bump people if it got busy I guess...

    That's all speculation.
     
  20. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I took my fiance and her friend there Sunday .
    Its very nice , very clean and its set up for a wide range of shooters from beginner to expert. The ROs were very cool with me instructing the girls and I was able to even pass on a couple of tricks to the ROs. The lanes are clean, very well designed, and user friendly.
    The best part is that they want to make a welcoming environment for new shooters and women that may find the usual ranges more "male" friendly and intimidating.
    Both girls had a great time and were impressed with the set up for the range.
    Women are making up a larger percentage of new shooters and this place is geared for that. And I am all for supporting any place that wants to change the public opinion of what a "gun range" looks like.
    Yeah, its pricey, but shooting sports isnt a cheap hobby. Its like spending $500,000 on a Sports car and them complaining about $50 wiper blades...
    A nice clean well staffed and professional business is very appealing to folks, and a wet muddy cold pit maybe a little off putting for some...